Marcelline Vincent, an infant, by and through his next friend, Charles D. St. Vrain v. Marie P. Leduc
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1833

Marcelline VincentMarcelline Vincent an infant
under the age of 2 years Charles D St VrainCharles D St Vrain his next
friend complains of MarieMarie PP Leduc . LeducP Leduc of a plea of trespass for that whereas the said MarcellineMarcelline before
and since the commission of the trespasses hereinafter mentioned, by the said Leduc to wit on the first day of June in the year 1833 at St. LouisSt Louis to wit
at the County aforesaid was and ever since birth
been a free person, and for that the said Leduc
she being a free person as aforesaid on on the day and
year last aforesaid, with force and arms at the County aforesaid did then and there hold and still does hold as a slave an assault upon her the said MarcellineMarcelline then and there did make and then and there beat, bruised
and illtreated her the said MarcellineMarcelline and then and
there imprisoned her the said MarcellineMarcelline and kept
and detained her in prison there, without any reasonable
or probable cause whatsoever, for a long space of
time, to wit from the day and year last aforesaid until
the commencement of this suit contrary to the laws
of this land and against the will of her the
said MarcellineMarcelline and other wrongs to the said MarcellineMarcelline
then and there did to the damage of the said MarcellineMarcelline
of one hundred dollars and therefore she brings her suit

by Charles D St VrainCharles D St Vrain next friend
MagenisMagenis
Attorney